The Universe as a Playground

The Universe as a Playground

My favorite analogy for the universe is that of a playground. Imagine being about 3 years old. Your mother puts you in the car and starts driving. Being too short to look out the windows, all you can see is a blur of sky and trees swirling past. You have no idea where...
Glass Wings Could Help Solar Soar

Glass Wings Could Help Solar Soar

Solar. It’s all about cost and efficiency. So a breakthrough that could increase solar panel efficiency at reasonable cost is worthy of winning this year’s MADMEC materials engineering competition at MIT.

OMG! Oceans Melting Greenland

OMG! Oceans Melting Greenland

This morning when I told someone I’d interviewed NASA oceanographer Josh Willis for this blog, they replied, “Isn’t Josh Willis a climatologist?”

Innocent Chocolate

Innocent Chocolate

Innocent Chocolate started with a simple mission, a healthier planet. To us that means not just a healthy planet, but also healthy inhabitants.

The World Just Took One Huge Step Forward for Elephants

The World Just Took One Huge Step Forward for Elephants

In a move already being hailed as “historic,” U.S. President Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping agreed to ban ivory sales in their respective countries on Friday. “The United States and China commit to enact nearly complete bans on ivory import and export,...

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